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abaya

[ uh-bey-yuh ]
/ əˈbeɪ yə /
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noun
a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
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Also called a·ba, ab·ba [uh-bah, ah-buh] /əˈbɑ, ˈɑ bə/ .

Origin of abaya

First recorded in 1805–15; from Arabic ʿabā'(ah)
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British Dictionary definitions for abaya

abaya
/ (əˈbaɪə) /

noun
a long black long-sleeved robe worn by Muslim women in Arabic-speaking countries, often with a headscarf or veil

Word Origin for abaya

Arabic
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